Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is a West African wonder of sand, sunshine, and outdoor marketplace. The Senegalese people take pride in their show of hospitality and Dakar offers that welcoming nature in its restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions and there are a lot of things to do in Dakar. Take your next holiday to Dakar and experience the world through a different lens as you fall in love with this African city.
Dakar abounds with delicious and exotic flavors, vast spacious beaches, and historical monuments and buildings. By day, the city can be extremely hot and you may simply want to lie on the beach with a freshly squeezed orange juice.
Dakar by night, however, offers cool evening walks, social bars and nightclubs, and evening marketplaces.
For a truly unforgettable time, you should attend Dakar Fashion Week where gorgeous African fashion is modeled along a glittery catwalk.
Dakar also has a unique and naturally occurring pink lake, Lake Retba, where algae in the water release a pigment that colors the water pink. If you’re too afraid to take a dip, just looking at this marvelous wonder of nature will make your holiday unforgettable.
While learning more about the history of Senegal, most visitors try to see the African Renaissance Monument, which was erected atop a hill just outside the city.
You can also visit the Ile de Goree, a small island where slaves used to be kept before being transported to the western world.
Africa is hot, but Dakar boasts some very cool breezes due to its coastal beaches. There is a year-long coolness along the waters of Senegal. Regardless on when you choose to visit the city there are things to do in Dakar. Visiting during the winter months can be ideal, especially because you can avoid the rainy season.
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